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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734195/implementation-of-psychological-clinical-trials-in-epilepsy-review-and-guide
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Avani C Modi, Janelle Wagner, Aimee W Smith, Tanja S Kellermann, Rosa Michaelis
The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Neuropsychiatry commission and United States Institute of Medicine report both identified cognitive and psychological comorbidities as a significant issue for individuals with epilepsy, with rates as high as 60%. However, there is a paucity of evidence-based treatments for many psychological conditions (e.g., learning disorders, cognitive disorders, behavioral disorders). Because of inherent challenges in the implementation of psychological therapy trials and specific considerations for the population with epilepsy, the focus of the current review was to provide guidance and recommendations to conduct psychological trials for individuals with epilepsy...
July 19, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730261/post-medication-stevens-johnson-syndrome-in-a-girl-hospitalized-for-a-norovirus-and-rotavirus-infection
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Simona Dumitra, LuminiŢa Pilat, Alina Iftode, Ozana Nicoleta Bălan, Carmen Ramona StănculeŢ, Elena Claudia Covaci, Alexandru Fica Mircea Onel, Carmen Nicoleta Crişan
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a cutaneous mucosal disorder characterized by extended necrosis and detachment of the epidermis affecting <10% of the body surface, caused by drugs or infections. The authors report a case of a girl with Depakine resistant epilepsy, who develops a SJS in the third week of introducing lamotrigine. The girl also presents an acute diarrheal disease with double viral etiology - rotavirus and norovirus. The clinical image comprises polymorphic erythematous maculopapular exanthema with vesicular and bullous elements, with ulcerations and desquamations at the level of the eyelids, mouth, anogenital area and tegument denuding at the level of the abdomen and limbs...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724747/interleukin-1-receptor-in-seizure-susceptibility-after-traumatic-injury-to-the-pediatric-brain
#3
Bridgette D Semple, Terence J O'Brien, Kayleen Gimlin, David K Wright, Shi Eun Kim, Pablo M Casillas-Espinosa, Kyria M Webster, Steven Petrou, Linda J Noble-Haeusslein
Epilepsy after pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with poor quality of life. This study aimed to characterize post-traumatic epilepsy in a mouse model of pediatric brain injury, and to evaluate the role of interleukin-1 (IL-1) signaling as a target for pharmacological intervention. Male mice received a controlled cortical impact or sham surgery at postnatal day 21, approximating a toddler-aged child. Mice were treated acutely with an IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra; 100 mg/kg s.c.) or vehicle...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715951/book-review-pellock-s-pediatric-epilepsy-diagnosis-and-therapy-pellock-jm-nordli-dr-sankar-r-wheless-jw-pellock-s-pediatric-epilepsy-diagnosis-and-therapy-4th-ed-new-york-ny-demos-medical-2016-1228-pp-275-00-isbn-9781620700730
#4
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706399/comparative-effect-of-divided-doses-of-adult-solid-and-liquid-oral-formulations-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-the-management-of-pediatric-epilepsy
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Ravi Prasad Nidanapu, Bascarane Tamijarassy, Subramanian Mahadevan, Batmanabane Gitanjali
OBJECTIVE: To compare the differences in the efficacy and safety of the commonly prescribed AEDs in the management of epilepsy in children when using divided doses of adult solid oral formulations (DDSF) with the liquid oral formulations (LFs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who had one or more seizures per month and prescribed with DDSF were recruited. Initially the patients were continued on DDSF for 4 months following which they were switched over to LF for the subsequent 4 months...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704161/cardiovascular-safety-of-low-dose-fenfluramine-in-dravet-syndrome-a-review-of-its-benefit-risk-profile-in-a-new-patient-population
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An-Sofie Schoonjans, Fabienne Marchau, Bernard P Paelinck, Lieven Lagae, Arnold Gammaitoni, Milka Pringsheim, Martin G Keane, Berten Ceulemans
OBJECTIVE: Dravet syndrome (DS) is a rare, treatment-resistant epilepsy syndrome for which current treatment regimens are often ineffective. Fenfluramine is currently in development for treatment of DS based on reports in the 1980s and 1990s of its antiepileptic activity in pediatric patients with intractable epilepsy. However, fenfluramine was withdrawn from global markets in 1997 following reports of its association with pulmonary hypertension and heart valve disease in adult patients treated for obesity...
July 13, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702686/disparities-in-epilepsy-surgery-in-the-united-states-of-america
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Iván Sánchez Fernández, Christopher Stephen, Tobias Loddenkemper
The aim is to describe the epidemiology of epilepsy surgery in children and adults in the United States. We performed a descriptive study of the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) for the year 2012 and the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) for the period 2010-2012, the largest all-payer databases on inpatient data in the USA. These databases estimate 97% of all inpatient hospital discharges in the USA. In the KID, 12,899 (0.2%) of admission records had brain surgery and 600 of the 4900 (12.2%) admissions with focal refractory epilepsy underwent epilepsy surgery...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699152/-characteristics-of-structural-injuries-in-pediatric-patients-with-focal-epilepsy-in-a-honduran-hospital
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A Ramirez-Izcoa, D Varela-Gonzalez, M I Fonseca
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy is the most commonly occurring neurological disorder in the world. The study of structural brain lesions is important to understand the secondary complications. In Honduras there is little information on this topic. AIM: To determine the characteristics and proportion of structural brain lesions in paediatric patients with focal epilepsy at the Hospital Escuela Universitario. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional, retrospective-prospective study...
August 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698728/association-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-deficiency-in-pediatric-epileptic-patients
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Jaydip Ray Chaudhuri, Kandadai Rukmini Mridula, Chakrala Rathnakishore, Banda Balaraju, Vcs Srinivasarao Bandaru
OBJECTIVE: Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder requiring long-term therapy using antiepileptic medications. Reports have incriminated long-term antiepileptic drugs use in deficiency of vitamin D and bone diseases in all age groups. We aimed to investigate the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and pediatric epilepsy in Indian patients. MATERIALS & METHODS: We prospectively recruited 100 pediatric epilepsy patients, on monotherapy for minimum one-year duration, and 50 age and sex matched controls...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698725/plasma-pyridoxal-5%C3%A1-phosphate-level-in-children-with-intractable-and-controlled-epilepsy
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Zahra Pirzadeh, Mohammad Ghofrani, Mohsen Mollamohammadi
OBJECTIVE: Intractable epilepsy is a serious neurologic problem with different etiologies. Decreased levels of pyridoxal phosphate in cerebral spinal fluid of patients with intractable epilepsy due to pyridoxine dependency epilepsy are reported. The aim of this study was to compare plasma pyridoxal 5´-phosphate level in patients with intractable and controlled epilepsy. MATERIALS & METHODS: This cross- sectional analytic study included 66 epileptic children, 33 patients with controlled and 33 patients with intractable epilepsy, after neonatal period up to 15 yr old of age...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691157/effect-of-vigabatrin-on-seizure-control-and-safety-profile-in-different-subgroups-of-children-with-epilepsy
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Michele C Jackson, Saba Jafarpour, Jacquelyn Klehm, Sigride Thome-Souza, Francesca Coughlin, Kush Kapur, Tobias Loddenkemper
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of vigabatrin in pediatric epilepsy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with epilepsy treated with vigabatrin over a 2-year period at a pediatric tertiary center. We assessed the relationship between seizure frequency, etiology, vigabatrin dose, adverse events, medication discontinuation reasons, and electroencephalography (EEG) characteristics. RESULTS: One hundred three patients followed at Boston Children's Hospital were treated with vigabatrin and had complete medical records...
July 10, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690646/effects-of-lamotrigine-on-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-pediatric-epilepsy-patients
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Seung-A Han, Eu Jeen Yang, Mi-Kyoung Song, Sun Jun Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of lamotrigine for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children with epilepsy. METHODS: Pediatric patients newly diagnosed with epilepsy (n=90 [61 boys and 29 girls]; mean age, 9.1±3.4 years) were enrolled. All patients were evaluated with the Korean ADHD rating scale (K-ARS)-IV before treatment with lamotrigine and after doses had been administered. The mean interval of ADHD testing was approximately 12...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690234/-pcdh19-gene-mutations-lead-to-epilepsy-with-mental-retardation-limited-to-females-in-2-cases-and-literature-review
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Li Yang, Ahmed Arafat, Jing Peng, Chen Chen, Yuping Ma, Fei Yin
Epilepsy with mental retardation limited to females (EFMR) is a syndrome characterized by early onset heat-sensitive epilepsy of infancy or early childhood and generally limited to females, which previously reported that the cadherin gene superfamily subtype protocadherin 19 (PCDH19) gene is its pathogenic gene. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data for 2 cases of EFMR patients with PCDH19 mutation diagnosed by Department of Pediatric Neurology of Xiangya Hospital, Central South University in 2015. Literature on PubMed, OMIM and HGMD relevant to this syndrome was reviewed, and the clinical characteristics were summarized accordingly...
June 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689344/neurological-results-of-the-modified-treatment-of-epilepsy-by-stimulation-of-the-vagus-nerve
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Michael Vaiman, Eli Heyman, Gad Lotan
INTRODUCTION: The vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is used for treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy but laryngeal side effects are common. We tried to improve VNS by modifying the implantation procedure. The aim was to reduce the rate of side effects that have prevented using VNS to its full capacity. METHODS: We operated on 74 pediatric patients for VNS device implantation using a modified surgical protocol incorporating lower neck incision for electrode placement and 36 patients who were operated by standard technique were used for control group...
July 8, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682928/can-high-dose-levetiracetam-be-safe-a-case-report-of-prolonged-accidental-high-dose-levetiracetam-administration-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Ayse Kartal
Levetiracetam is an antiepileptic drug that has been used both as adjunctive therapy and monotherapy in pediatric patients with epilepsy. We report a patient with cerebral palsy and epilepsy who took 200 mg/kg per day of levetiracetam for 55 days with no apparent adverse effects. Four other cases of accidental overdose were found in the literature; none of these was associated with any apparent adverse effects. These findings suggest that, in at least some cases, levetiracetam doses much higher than the recommended maximum of 60 mg/kg per day can be administered without apparent adverse effects...
July 4, 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681381/epilepsy-transition-from-pediatric-to-adult-care-recommendations-of-the-ontario-epilepsy-implementation-task-force
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REVIEW
Danielle M Andrade, Anne S Bassett, Eduard Bercovici, Felippe Borlot, Esther Bui, Peter Camfield, Guida Quaglia Clozza, Eyal Cohen, Timothy Gofine, Lisa Graves, Jon Greenaway, Beverly Guttman, Maya Guttman-Slater, Ayman Hassan, Megan Henze, Miriam Kaufman, Bernard Lawless, Hannah Lee, Lezlee Lindzon, Lysa Boissé Lomax, Mary Pat McAndrews, Dolly Menna-Dack, Berge A Minassian, Janice Mulligan, Rima Nabbout, Tracy Nejm, Mary Secco, Laurene Sellers, Michelle Shapiro, Marie Slegr, Rosie Smith, Peter Szatmari, Leeping Tao, Anastasia Vogt, Sharon Whiting, O Carter Snead
The transition from a pediatric to adult health care system is challenging for many youths with epilepsy and their families. Recently, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care of the Province of Ontario, Canada, created a transition working group (TWG) to develop recommendations for the transition process for patients with epilepsy in the Province of Ontario. Herein we present an executive summary of this work. The TWG was composed of a multidisciplinary group of pediatric and adult epileptologists, psychiatrists, and family doctors from academia and from the community; neurologists from the community; nurses and social workers from pediatric and adult epilepsy programs; adolescent medicine physician specialists; a team of physicians, nurses, and social workers dedicated to patients with complex care needs; a lawyer; an occupational therapist; representatives from community epilepsy agencies; patients with epilepsy; parents of patients with epilepsy and severe intellectual disability; and project managers...
July 6, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676248/the-weekend-effect-on-morbidity-and-mortality-among-pediatric-epilepsy-admissions
#17
Timothy Wen, Daniel R Kramer, Steve Sirot, Lianne Ho, Alimohammad S Moalem, Steven Y Cen, David Millett, Christianne Heck, R Aaron Robison, William J Mack, Charles Y Liu
BACKGROUND: Pediatric epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders with low mortality and high morbidity, often requiring hospitalization. Weekend admissions have been shown to be associated with worse outcomes compared with their weekday counterparts. To date, no study has assessed the impact of weekend admission on clinical and quality outcomes in the pediatric epilepsy population. METHODS: Children with epilepsy were identified from the 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 Kids Inpatient Database...
June 2, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654830/analysis-of-variations-of-correlation-dimension-and-nonlinear-interdependence-for-the-prediction-of-pediatric-myoclonic-seizures-a-preliminary-study
#18
Mohamad Amin Sharifi Kolarijani, Susan Amirsalari, Mohsen Reza Haidari
In this preliminary study, we evaluated the predictive ability of Correlation Dimension (CD) and Nonlinear Interdependence (NI) for seizures in pediatric myoclonic epilepsy patients. Scalp EEG recordings of eight diagnosed cases of myoclonic epilepsy were analyzed using Receiver Operating Curve (ROC) for discriminating the preictal period from interictal period. Furthermore, based on clinical seizure characteristics and EEG data, the spatiotemporal patterns of measures in clinically relevant areas of the brain were compared with other areas for each patient...
June 17, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654799/neurobehavioral-consequences-of-continuous-spike-and-waves-during-slow-sleep-csws-in-a-pediatric-population-a-pattern-of-developmental-hindrance
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Valentina De Giorgis, Melissa Filippini, Joyce Ann Macasaet, Silvia Masnada, Pierangelo Veggiotti
INTRODUCTION: Continuous spike and waves during slow sleep (CSWS) is a typical EEG pattern defined as diffuse, bilateral and recently also unilateral or focal localization spike-wave occurring in slow sleep or non-rapid eye movement sleep. Literature results so far point out a progressive deterioration and decline of intellectual functioning in CSWS patients, i.e. a loss of previously normally acquired skills, as well as persistent neurobehavioral disorders, beyond seizure and EEG control...
June 24, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653802/safety-profile-of-h1-antihistamines-in-pediatrics-an-analysis-based-on-data-from-vigibase
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Domenico Motola, Monia Donati, Chiara Biagi, Elisabetta Calamelli, Francesca Cipriani, Mauro Melis, Luca Monaco, Alberto Vaccheri, Giampaolo Ricci
PURPOSE: H1-antihistamines are commonly used in infants and children for the relief of histamine-mediated symptoms in a variety of conditions. Little is known about their safety profile in these patients. We performed a comparative analysis of the safety profiles of H1-antihistamines using data from the WHO database (VigiBase). METHODS: We selected adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports on H1-antihistamines in children (0-16 years) up to June 2014 from VigiBase. ADRs were codified according to MedDRA terminology...
June 27, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
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